Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 102-hours across the semester, including class time.
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100-304 Media Law
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Assoc Prof Ingrid Volkmer
This subject introduces students to the main areas of law affecting people working in the media. These include copyright, privacy, laws restricting speech, such as defamation, censorship, and vilification, laws affecting advertisers, freedom of information, and the ethical codes applying to journalists and others. The subject emphasises practicality and problem-solving. The focus is on Australian laws but international comparisons will be drawn.
On completion of the subject students should have:
A copyright and defamation problem of 2000 words 50% (due week 8), a tutorial presentation and supporting paper of 800 words 20% (due during the semester), an opinion piece of 1200 words (800 word article and 400 word summary of references) 20% (due in the examination period) and tutorial participation 10%. This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
This subject is not available as Breadth or to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts. This subject is only available to students enrolled in the BA (Media and Communications) and BA (Media and Communications/Bachelor of Commerce. Students who have completed 730-348 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. This subject is not available to students enrolled in the BA (Media and Communications)/Bachelor of Laws combined degree. Students who have completed 100-223 Media Law are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
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